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One Year After Bootcamp: Reinhardt Cagara

Community
Jan. 17 2017
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Posted by
Rebecca Haliburton

If you've attended an event at our Vancouver campus, you've likely met Reinhardt! Whether it's attending a Demo Day and meetups, volunteering as a mentor, working on side projects with fellow alumni or hunting for the last slice of pizza, he's an actively adored member of our alumni community.

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Five Chances To Win Guaranteed Seats At The HTML500

General
Jan. 16 2017
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Posted by
Rebecca Haliburton

Thousands of people have already registered for the HTML500, but only a lucky few-hundred will get to attend each event. We’re giving you the chance to secure guaranteed seats for the HTML500 in Vancouver or Toronto with 5 different contests between now until the end of January.

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Welcoming Back The HTML500

General
Jan. 10 2017
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Posted by
Topaz Glazer

The HTML500 began in 2014 with the belief that every Canadian should have the opportunity to learn to code, not for the sake of becoming programmers, but to promote critical thinking, problem solving and empower attendees to create, not just consume, technology.

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Getting Hired After A Coding Bootcamp

Career Services
Dec. 22 2016
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Posted by
Rebecca Haliburton

Coming in to a coding bootcamp, students often have one goal in mind: get a job. Finding employment as a Software Developer when you’re new to the industry can be overwhelming, with unique technical interviews and the burning question; who is going to hire me when I’ve only been coding for 8 weeks?

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Employer Spotlight: Mobify

Career Services
Dec. 13 2016
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Posted by
Rebecca Haliburton

Mobify is no stranger to Lighthouse Labs, having hired 4 graduates for their team! Course Report caught up with Mobify's Talent Aquision Manager to learn about their experience hiring Bootcamp graduates and working with Career Services.

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Everyone Can Learn To Code With The HTML500

Community
Dec. 08 2016
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Posted by
Rebecca Haliburton

In celebration of Hour of Code, we're incredibly excited to announce that the HTML500 is back! We're bringing Canada's largest free learn-to-code event across the country to 8+ cities.

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One Year After Bootcamp: Ruxandra Fediuc

Students
Nov. 22 2016
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Posted by
Rebecca Haliburton

Working just down the street at Telus Digital, Ruxandra is is a very familiar face around Lighthouse Labs in Vancouver! Since graduating Bootcamp just over a year ago, she's not only kicking butt in her role as a Developer, but has been contributing to the dev community over and over by mentoring, lending her skills to Ladies Learning Code and being an exemplary role model for aspiring women coders. We caught up with Ruxandra to learn what she's been up to in her One Year After Bootcamp.

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Day In The Life Of A Full-Stack Developer

General
Nov. 17 2016
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Posted by
Don Burks

We talk about "becoming a Developer" with Lighthouse Labs, but what does that actually mean? Our Head Instructor Don Burks gives you insight into what your run of the mill day looks for the average software developer.

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One Year After Bootcamp: Laith Azer

Students
Nov. 07 2016
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Posted by
Rebecca Haliburton

Laith is one of the very first graduates from our Toronto campus! After finishing his undergrad with a degree in Industrial Engineering, Laith took the plunge to enrol in bootcamp in pursuit of a career that excited him.

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If You Want to Inspire the Next Generation of Creators, Start With Their Teachers.

General
Oct. 24 2016
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Posted by
Topaz Glazer

We are thrilled to share the exciting news that BC's Ministry of Education has awarded Lighthouse Labs & Kids Code Jeunesse a contract to support the introduction of coding & computational thinking into classroom!

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Teacher Feature: James Sapara

General
Sep. 21 2016
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Posted by
Rebecca Haliburton

James Sapara joined our Vancouver Education team back in early 2016, and has blessed us with his passion for building + an endless supply of cat shirts. James can most often found fiddling with the 3D printer, serenading his chubby-cheeked adorable son Kasper, or acting as Ron Livingston's unofficial doppelgänger. Take a read and learn more about James in our latest Teacher Feature!

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JavaScript, a Step Forward

General
Sep. 16 2016
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Posted by
Don Burks

Recently, we made the announcement that we're taking a step forward with our curriculum by introducing a stronger focus on JavaScript. Our Head Instructor Don Burks explores why and how we've approached introducing more JavaScript to our students!

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Employer Spotlight: Kiwi Collection

Career Services
Sep. 07 2016
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Posted by
Rebecca Haliburton

Over 160 organizations of all shapes and sizes have hired Lighthouse Labs graduates! We're connecting with our employers to shed some light into the hiring process, and learn about their experience taking on Junior Developers fresh out of Bootcamp.

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Indigenous Tech Talent Development

General
Aug. 31 2016
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Posted by
Pauline Edwards

Did you know that Lighthouse Labs has partnered with the First Nations Technology Council to create access into the tech sector for Indigenous talent through the Bridging to Technology Program? The FNTC sat down with Bridging to Technology participant and soon-to-be Bootcamp student Lydia Prince to hear about what attracted her to Lighthouse Labs.

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One Year After Bootcamp: James Matsuba

Students
Aug. 09 2016
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Posted by
Rebecca Haliburton

James Matsuba is a very familar face around Lighthouse Labs Vancouver. A graduate of our May 2015 cohort, James was our loyal intern for 6 whole months, bringing huge injection of energy and positivty to the team! He's since moved on to bigger projects, working with Guestfolio during the week, and exploring the amazing outdoor life found in beautiful Whistler, BC. We caught up with James to learn what he's been getting up to since he graduated last year.

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